Here’s a first look at the new Showtime comedy, The United States of Tara, written by much-hyped Juno scribe Diablo Cody. It stars Toni Colette as a married mother with dissociative personality disorder.
I might have read the script. And if I did, Iâ€™d tell you how itâ€™s peppered with Codyâ€™s pop-culture obsessed snap-filled dialog, minus the intense slang of Juno. And itâ€™s not light either. In the opening it is revealed that Tara has just found morning after pills in her 16-year-old daughterâ€™s Kateâ€™s bag. Itâ€™s later revealed that (potential spoiler warning) one of Taraâ€™s alter egos, a burnout teenage stoner named T, was the one who supplied her with said pills. If Collette can actually pull off each of the personalities, and actually make it believable, this could be Showtimeâ€™s next Dexter.
Does it look good?
Will you guys be tuning in?